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Slipknot and the band’s present-day associates have honored late co-founding drummer Joey Jordison by blacking out their social media.
The tribute was performed in one sweeping shift across Fb, Twitter and Instagram, in which Slipknot’s band accounts as nicely as those of folks singer Corey Taylor, percussionist Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan, guitarist Jim Root, DJ Sid Wilson, drummer Jay Weinberg and bassist Alessandro ‘V-Man’ Venturella have been flipped to element a black circle as the icon/avatar alongside an all-black sq. that was shared with no caption.
The only energetic Slipknot member who did not black out his accounts (and has a social media existence) is guitarist Mick Thomson. He has not been lively on Twitter because 2013 and has not posted on Instagram considering the fact that Aug. 18, 2019. His two most modern posts past that came in 2018 and 2017. Keyboardist Craig Jones, meanwhile, does not have any formal social media profiles.
See the Instagram posts below.
This action was taken in reaction to the information of Jordison’s untimely loss of life. Yesterday (July 27), the loved ones of the Slipknot icon issued a assertion expressing, “We are heartbroken to share the information that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his rest on July 26, 2021. He was 46.”
The Jordison relatives continued, “Joey’s dying has left us with vacant hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow. To those people that realized Joey, understood his brief wit, his light temperament, big heart and his enjoy for all factors family and tunes. The spouse and children of Joey have asked that good friends, lovers and media understandably respect our need to have for privateness and peace at this exceptionally tough time. The household will keep a personal funeral provider and asks the media and community to respect their needs.”
Jordison parted approaches with Slipknot in 2013 and in 2016 he disclosed that toward the close of his time in the band, he was identified with transverse myelitis, a kind of several sclerosis that stripped him of the potential to use his legs and rendered him unable to enjoy drums. In that exact year, he mustered the strength to play on Echoes of the Tortured, the debut entire length by demise steel act Sinsaenum, as nicely as two EPs that preceded the history. He remained energetic with the band till his death.
Slipknot Honor Joey Jordison With Social Media Blackout
Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan
Alessandro ‘V-Man’ Venturella
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